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Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
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75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South. 

Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.

courtneyindepth:

just some quick pics of my locs at about a month old

thechanelmuse:

mymodernmet:

Lance Underwood (QT Albums on Tumblr) has undoubtedly cemented his status as a “cool dad” thanks to his fantastic recreations of music album covers featuring his two sons, Taj and Amar.

Cool dad, indeed. Love this.

thevitiligoblog:

Okay, okay… I know I should be promoting peace and acceptance and tolerance and all that jazz, but occasionally it’s a hell of a lot more fun to simply read these sorts of things and have a good Laugh with yourself :)
Cheers! Gabby

thevitiligoblog:

Okay, okay… I know I should be promoting peace and acceptance and tolerance and all that jazz, but occasionally it’s a hell of a lot more fun to simply read these sorts of things and have a good Laugh with yourself :)

Cheers! Gabby

fashizblackdiary:

Flavour Nabania - Black is beautiful.